Taking a 4-star cruise is a wonderful way to appreciate the Li River, which boasts the most beautiful scenery in China. The cruise is from Zhujiang Wharf in Guilin to Yangshuo. Along the route, the hills on banks are lush and green, and the water is quite clear, all of which are like paintings. It is a peaceful fairy-tale land with gorgeous reflections on the water and idyllic villages on the banks, especially in the morning, you can also see hazy mist above the river, which would present you a scene of beauty.
The cruise journey from Yangdi to Xingping, about 20km in length, provides the best scenery during the whole trip. You will definitely be attracted by wonderful sights on both banks, like Mural Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal.
The charming reflections add more beauty to Li River. The reflection at Yellow Cloth Shoal, current 20-yuan banknote’s background pattern, is the most intoxicating one. At Yellow Cloth Shoal, a large beige slate lying at the riverbed will come into your view. It is exactly like a yellow cloth, thus Yellow Cloth Shoal was named.
Compared with 3-star cruise ships, 4-star ships are more luxurious with better facilities. You can enjoy a buffet on 4-star cruise ships for lunch but only a box lunch on 3-star ships.